Post # 1
Our ceremony is at a hotel in a big city. The guests have to park in a ramp and will need to pay for parking. It is $6 for parking. Wedding is in 10 days!
Do we need to let guests know about the parking cost? We have a wedding website, so I guess I could put it there. But I don’t want to put the address of the hotel on the website since our site is a public one. So I’m not sure how to include that parking cost information.And most people to expect to pay for parking in the city…
What do you think?
Post # 3
I think it’s definitely a good idea to put it on your website and spread it by word of mouth if you can.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
I say yes. Especially if they’ll need cash even to tip a valet or attendant.
Post # 5
Would you possibly be willing to pay for their parking (if the wedding is small enough)? You could send parking passes in the invitations then. But that might be a lot, so if it’s a no go, then I agree with PP to make a note in the invitation about parking. I never have cash on me, so this would help prepare your guests and not blind-side them with an extra fee.
Post # 6
@ColoroftheSky: While it is true that I would expect to pay for parking would probably research it before I left, others may not.
It would be nice to have a link to the city’s parking website, as well as recommendations. And try to get the word out by phone, e-mail, in person- not everyone will check your website, I’m sure.
Post # 7
I would make mention of it on the site and spread by word of mouth. You just don’t want to surprise anyone who might not have grabbed cash or whatever.
The parking at our venue is a city parking garage with hourly rates, but it will only cost them like $2-4 (after a certain time of night it turns to free). We’re making a small note with the invite, on the info card along with hotel block, directions, etc. Also listing in on our website.
Post # 8
I’d put it on the website. I did that – gave the parking info and costs. Also, on my invitations, I did a map on the back side where I labeled the venue and also the parking ramp I labeled as “city parking” which I hope will indicate that they will need to pay to park.
Post # 9
I put a parking slip in my invitation envelope. I gave them free options and a car lot that was close, but costs $5 a car. I wanted everyone to be prepared.
Post # 10
Put it on the website and let people know via word of mouth. I don’t normally carry cash to weddings. So I would be SOL if I didn’t know there was pay parking.
Post # 11
Do you know if the lot accepts credit cards, or is cash only?
I never have cash on me, and would be blindsided by that. However, they accept CCs, I think you’ll be okay. Spread the word and have others do the same.
Post # 12
Spread the word, ESPECIALLY if you have out of town guests. Small-town folks such as myself never have to pay for parking — like EVER — and may truly not think of it. I can’t imagine driving around with zero money but it may be a big deal if they only take certain forms of payment — I definitely do not always have cash.
Post # 13
I would put it on the wedding website and also let people know through word of mouth. You dont’ have to put the address on the website. Just write “Parking is available directly at the hotel. Parking fee: 6$, payable cash or with CC.”
Post # 14
@PumpkinCheesecake: Great advice!
I know we don’t always have cash on us. Obviously, that’s our own fault, but I know we’d always appreciate a heads up. 🙂
Post # 15
Definitely let people know, especially if they have to pay with cash. I’m getting better, but my husband almost never has cash on him (and I’d probably not bring my bag to a wedding, so…). If I got somewhere and was just told “park here” I wouldn’t expect to have to pay. If it was just downtown and I had to find my own parking… then I’d research it myself.
Post # 16
Definitely. I NEVER have cash, and I hate when I have to park in a garage and they don’t take credit cards. What a pain to turn around and have to find an ATM!